Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May tease 2017 tour
The Belleville Three hint at tour plans.
Back in the early 1980s, three would-be musical innovators met at Belleville High School, which is about 30 miles from the city of Detroit. Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May ended up becoming firm friends, and pioneered a sound that would completely change dance music forever. May notoriously described their sound as “like George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator.”
In a recent interview with We Got This Covered, the trio made an exciting announcement – that they have plans to tour in 2017.
“What I can say for the future is that we’re working on a tour now, for all three of us as the Belleville Three,” said Saunderson. “We’re gonna try to kick it off next year, and it’s gonna start out with DJing and evolve into a much bigger thing, too.”
This might sound slight, but the trio haven’t performed together since 2010, and anyone with even a cursory interest in techno should know how special these shows are likely to be. The possibility that it could evolve into something larger (maybe new material?) makes us even more eager to see how this plays out. [via Resident Advisor]